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« on: March 19, 2011 05:20:06 PM »

I was cleaning out my crafts tonight (long overdue!) and I came across my old glitter pens.  Some of them are dried out and the tubes are kinda cool but I don't know what to do with them...any ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011 09:27:34 PM »

Maybe a pen/pencil jar? This was the first thing that came to mind for me at least.

You're right that they are very pretty. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011 09:36:09 PM »

You could make real writing pens out them by just sticking a ball point pen refill or the inside of a papermate pen in it. The dried up glitter inside the shell makes any pen look awesome.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011 06:08:35 PM »

If you like the pens as is, the pencil holder SkyyAngel posted is really cool.
If you want the glitter, you can cut off the tips and roll/squeeze the glitter out of the hole.

Maybe you can make them into beads. Like cut off the tops, fill with something (resin? glue?), let dry and cut them like a sushi roll and poke/drill a hole through them to make them beads.

Also, if you want to get them working again, you could try dipping the tips into hot water and leave them sitting upright. Or put a lighter on the tip and bang it [on sheet of paper] on a hard surface. Usually even the deadest of pens will start working again.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011 07:54:44 AM »

If they are all dry I could see it turning into a piece of jewelry. Making some holes and threading something through them. Sort of like this general idea: http://www.culturelabel.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/_/p/_pencil_necklace_1.jpg

« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011 11:29:23 AM »

I like the necklace idea!

The glitter is thick and gloppy inside, and I noticed that if I leave them open to dry the glitter out, it disappears!  I might try the pencil jar idea or maybe make some sort of cute mobile with all of the glitter still inside...I think as a suncatcher type thing, the glitter will look cool!

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